Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Losers


Watched this movie last week Thursday, when it was released. The Losers is based on a comic book by Vertigo of the same name.

The storyline goes something like this: the five soldiers were sent to Bolivia on a mission to track down a baddie, which they did. Once they radio'd the location, they realize that there were children at the location so they tried to abort the mission but the Powers that Be AKA Max did not want to stop so they rushed in to save the kids. So Max ordered them to be exterminated but the ones that got killed were the kids. They faked their own deaths to get revenge on Max later on, with the help of the mysterious Aisha.

This film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba and Jason Patric.

The Good:

1. The action is nice and stylized

2. The chemistry between the actors seems genuine

3. It's quite funny

4. I did not see the red herring coming... :)

The Bad:

1. Some of the action sequence AKA the hand-to-hand combats are blurry so you can't really see the fighting

2. Max is too much of a wuss to be that omnipotent in the film...

3. The accents that come and go... is a bit of a stretch for me...

4. The blame game was also a bit of a stretch for me...


All in all, it's an enjoyable ride. But some might find certain parts of the movie a bit too draggy though...


This week, two big movies coming out on Thursday.. Ip Man 2 (if I recall correctly, he died at the end of Ip Man yes? Or I am remembering a different movie...) and Iron Man 2 (War Machine!!!)


4 comments:

junsern said...

Ip Man didnt die.. he actualy managed to run to Hong Kong. and became Bruce Lee's master. True story...

The Wan And Only said...

ah ok... thanks junsern... i probably was thinking of Bodyguards and Assassins... :P

+akufobia+ said...

ohhohh.kiranya rate dia berapa kalau markah penuh 5.

The Wan And Only said...

tiga kot... :)